Label: Not Now Music - NOT5CD913 • Format: 5x, CD Compilation, Remastered Box Set • Country: UK • Genre: Jazz •
The superb six-disc John Coltrane box set The Atlantic Years: In Mono brings together most of the legendary jazz musician's Atlantic albums into one package, restored to their original mono sound.
Beginning inColtrane 's Atlantic years were a transformative time for the saxophonist, during which he furthered his modal explorations and began incorporating aspects of the avant-garde, a vital combination that he would later bring to its pinnacle on his Impulse! Also included is a page book featuring photos by Lee Friedlander and liner notes by writer Ashley Kahn. Sadly, the mono masters of Coltrane 's other Atlantic albums My Favorite ThingsColtrane Jazzand Coltrane's Sound were destroyed in a fire and therefore could not be included in this set.
Also, as these albums are intentionally presented as they were on the original LPs, they do not include any of the alternate takes that have been issued elsewhere. The primary reason to investigate this box is to hear the recordings in their original mono production, an aspect that some listeners will prefer, some will dislike, and yet others won't care about either way.
Nonetheless, there is an audible contrast between the way the mono versions sound and the way the later, and perhaps more readily accepted, stereo versions sound. Gone is the attempt to separate the musicians and place them in different speakers.
Instead, we get a cohesive, single-microphone effect that some think better represents the John Coltrane - The Atlantic Years albums were recorded in the '60s. At the very least, this is how most people first heard these albums and it's fascinating to compare them to their stereo versions.
Indeed, rather than imparting stereo's effect of feeling as if you are sitting at Inbetween The Ladies - Kapuzinerorden* - Gesicht mit Beschränkung 's feet in the studio admittedly a cool thingthe John Coltrane - The Atlantic Years versions offer their own earthy, natural, in-room sound that is perhaps warmer and more compact, allowing you to get a better handle on the overall group's cohesiveness.
It's a sound that works especially well on Coltrane 's iconic ballad "Naima," where his plaintive saxophone moan, framed by pianist Wynton Kelly 's delicate harmonic bed, is softer, more immediate, Hand In Hand - Claudia Jung - Portrait perhaps even more poignant-sounding than on the stereo version.
Ultimately, given John Coltrane - The Atlantic Years important nature of Coltrane 's recordings and the historic accuracy Pearl Harbour - Mad Axeman - Mad Axeman here, The Atlantic Years: In Mono is a more than welcome addition to Coltrane 's archive.
Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Genre Jazz. Track Listing - Disc 1. Giant Steps. John Coltrane. Cousin Mary. Syeeda's Song Flute. Track Listing - Disc 2.
Milt Jackson. Three Little Words. Dizzy Gillespie. The Late Late Blues. Track Listing - Disc 3. Dahomey Dance. McCoy Tyner.
Track Listing - Disc 4. Blues to Elvin. Elvin Jones. Blues to Bechet. Blues to You. Track Listing - Disc 5. Don Cherry. Focus on Sanity. Ornette Coleman. The Blessing. The Invisible. Bemsha Swing. Thelonious Monk. Track Listing - Disc 6. Original Untitled Ballad. Billy Frazier. Untitled Ballad. Stairway to the Stars. Blues Legacy. Giant Steps John Coltrane.
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Knight John Coltrane. Cherryco Don Eden Is Burning - Deformity - Superior. John Coltrane feat: Don Cherry. Focus on Sanity Ornette Coleman. The Blessing Ornette Coleman. The Invisible Ornette Coleman. Bemsha Swing Thelonious Monk. Original Untitled Ballad Billy Frazier. Untitled Ballad John Coltrane. Blues Legacy Milt Jackson.
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